Though Saudi Arabia hasn’t yet fallen victim to the Arab Spring, it may only be a matter of time, especially as the parallels between Iran under the Shah and present-day Saudi Arabia become alarmingly more apparent.

EPA Casts Doubt On Efficacy Of Pesticide Linked To Dwindling Bee Populations
“Pesticide sellers have worked hard to convince American farmers that they need to use these toxic seed treatments. Now that we know that these treatments don’t even help farmers, EPA must take action to ban them,” one environmental watchdog tells MintPress.
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    Pinochet’s Chile: A Playground For Complicit Foreigners
    An agricultural commune-turned Pinochet detention and torture center led by a German man accused of child sexual molestation could provide a major key to unraveling and laying bare the atrocities of the dictatorship era.
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      Crucifixion Sentence Of Political Dissident Sparks Backlash That Threatens Saudi Monarchy
      Al Saud may not have realized the storm of criticism and furor it was inviting when a popular Shiite cleric was violently arrested, jailed and ultimately sentenced to death. As the political and religious leader withers in jail, dissent is simmering to a boil within Saudi borders.
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        Density Of Industrial Hog Farms In North Carolina Prompts Civil Rights Investigation
        People living near North Carolina’s large-scale hog farms have complained for decades about health and quality-of-life issues, with communities of color reportedly disproportionately affected. The EPA is now considering whether to launch a full investigation.
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          Syngenta Facing Legal Blitz Over Genetically Modified Corn
          Biotech giant Syngenta’s fact sheet on a genetically modified corn urges farmers to “plant with confidence,” yet when China rejected this corn because the country hadn’t approved that particular product for its market, the entire U.S. corn industry suffered.
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            2014 Elections Paint Gruesome Future For Republican Party
            With Republicans likely to take the Senate on the back of the “six-year itch,” the lead-up to 2016 is going to reveal whether the GOP can overcome party in-fighting and come up with a unified front to address the nation’s dilemmas.
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